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Easy and Affordable Ways to Elevate Your Home

Make the Entreeway a Focal Point

Improving your entryway can make a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal. Use a dark color on the door to make the entryway pop, and add two large symmetrical planters at the walkway.

Create the Illusion of a High Ceiling

High ceilings are a key feature in expensive homes but if your home doesn’t come with original high ceilings, it can be costly to physically raise the ceiling height. Luckily, there is a trick to creating an illusion for high ceilings. By hanging the curtain rod closer to the ceiling, and using long flowing drapes, you can create a more luxurious look. 

Use a Neutral and Light Canvas

Painting the walls a neutral color such as white, cream, or light gray creates a clean look before adding decor and furniture. This gives you the flexibility to use colors without clashing and cluttering the home.

Apply Removable Wallpaper 

To spice up a room, bathroom, or hallway, consider adding a simple but statement wallpaper to one wall that catches the eye when entering the room. 

Pull Your Furniture Away from  the Walls

Pulling your furniture away from the walls creates more space and utilizes the room better. Setting the furniture at least 12” from the walls, makes the room look more inviting and cozy.

Keep Entryways Clear 

One of the worst things to do when organizing your furniture is to place a large piece of furniture right in front of the entryway. When you walk into the room, if there’s a sofa in front of the entree, this automatically closes off the room. Create openings by rearranging the furniture so your guests can walk directly into an open and inviting room.

Paint Kitchen & Bathroom Cabinets and Replace Hardware 

 Instead of completely replacing your kitchen and bathroom cabinets, painting them a light color will brighten up the space, and make it look larger and more expensive. To give it an extra sleek and new look, replacing the hardware with affordable gold, brass, satin nickel, or black styles from Target or Amazon can freshen up the look of your kitchen and bathroom.

Hide Clutter from Wires

Another important way to make your home look more elevated is by removing any additional clutter, especially from TV and computer wires. An easy way to do this is by concealing them with cord covers from Amazon or The Home Depot. They can be easily installed with a hacksaw and some screws, then painted the same color as your wall to seamlessly blend in. 

Add a Beautiful Light Fixture

Adding a light fixture that catches the eye and lights the room can be a simple way to accelerate a living room, dining room, or master bedroom. It doesn’t need to be an expensive or extravagant fixture. Something that creates a layer of sophistication.

Create a Small Appliance Hideaway

Recent modern and luxury homes include a kitchen that is sleek and free of appliances on countertops. At first look at the kitchen, a guest does not see a microwave, toaster, or coffeemaker. That is because these appliances are hidden behind a cabinet door that matches the rest of the kitchen cabinets. This shouldn’t be too costly, considering a door can be added with basic required wood and cabinet hardware. To give it an extra clean look, you can even ask a professional to create a cabinet to hide away the refrigerator. 

Our Thoughts on Ashley Tisdale’s Self-Designed Home

Ashley’s modern/bohemian home is one of a kind. She mentions that when she found the home. it was move-in ready and all she had to do was furnish it in her own way. The 1971 Mario Bellini sofa fits so effortlessly into the room along with the Apparatus coffee table. Even though the Sabin chairs seem to match the texture and color of the rest of the furniture in the living room, I’m personally not a huge fan of the animal skin-like fabric. Instead, I myself would have used a set of wooden chairs to pull the room together.

She mentions that she was never into color in her home, but while she was pregnant she had the feeling that she wanted to add a fun pop of color throughout the house. I must say that she did a fantastic job by adding just the right splash of color with small flowers, pink blankets, and colorful books on the bookshelf.

As she moves along to her dining room, it seems to be an average dining room but the custom-made chairs are out of the ordinary. These chairs are made by Stall and Band and have a green moss-like cushion. Initially, my thought was “that’s an odd fabric” about the chairs, but as I viewed the rest of the room, I found how well it fit with the wooden designed dining room and surrounding trees on the outside of the house.

Her minimalistic kitchen designed in black, white, and wood is lovely. The only negative aspect of this kitchen is that it has a minimum amount of storage. Bowls, plates, etc are placed on shelves underneath the kitchen table which make the kitchen look a bit cluttered and distracts from the actual design of the kitchen. From my point of view, if she replaces the dining room table/center island with an island with storage underneath that can be hidden, the kitchen’s design will instantly be elevated and more organized.

My favorite part of the home is undoubtedly her bedroom. She mentions that the room is inspired by a friend’s bedroom which was designed by Brigette Romanek. The use of wood, textures, and tones inspired her to use that in her own bedroom. Some may feel that the furniture in this bedroom clashes with one another, but I feel that it perfectly complements and balances each other out. The lama-like chair with burl wood nightstands and funky lamps is an eye-catching part of the room.

Overall, Ashley Tisdale has a bold sense of style that most people would not feel comfortable experimenting with. Though, I can truly say that she was successful in the eccentric compilation of furniture and decor.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 2022

Mother’s Day is approaching quickly and when we’re not prepared, we end up scuffling to find a gift last-minute. Most of the time, we end up at the flower market ordering an overpriced bouquet of flowers. This year let’s do better. Let’s prepare a special gift for the woman who raised you and loved you. I’ve pulled together a list of gift ideas any mother would love.
1. Book her a solo day at the spa to release any built-up tension since last year.
2. An airtag since she’s always losing her keys or wallet.
3. A custom name bracelet or necklace. This would be even more special if it had her children’s names on it.
4. An apple watch to help her keep track of her health.
5. A sunrise alarm for the early bird moms.
6. A silk pillowcase which is good for her hair and great for her skin!
7. Comfortable Slippers for the house
8. If she’s a book worm, find a book that she hasn’t read yet.
9. A framed picture of you/your family with a letter expressing your appreciation.
10. If you’re on a budget, cook her a nice dinner or bake some cookies! In the end, it’s the thought that counts, not the dollar amount spent.

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